Jamaican dancehall artist David Brooks, better known as MAVADO, will now face trial on a charge of assault on 16 May 2012.
According to the Jamaica Observer, Brooks appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on 21 November.
The charge relates to an incident that occurred at BOUNTY KILLER’s birthday bash on 12 June at the Quad Night Club in New Kingston.
It has been alleged that an altercation occurred during which Brooks’ friend Conroy ‘Connie’ Edwards was shot and killed by an off-duty policeman.
Brooks’ attorney Chris Tavares-Finson recently told the Observer: “We know that at the end of the day, Mr Brooks will be freed of the charge against him.”
“We find it quite interesting that Mr Brooks is the only individual charged from the incident, considering that somebody has lost his life,” he added.
In the coming weeks MAVADO is expected to release his new single “Survivor”, which features AKON.
Over the next few days the ‘Gully God’ will be performing a number of live shows, including DJ KHALED's birthday party in Miami, the Jingle Jam concert in Hartford, Connecticut, and a tour of the UK in December.
CHIPMUNK, GAPPY RANKS and STYLO G will be appearing alongside MAVADO on the UK dates, as well as newly announced acts LEA-ANNA, RATLIN, CHUCKY and ASKALA SELASSIE.
The full UK tour dates are: